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The Australian National Maritime Museum description and photos - Australia: Sydney. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is The Australian National Maritime Museum.
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The Australian National Maritime Museum is located on the shores of Darling Bay in Sydney, where you can visit various themed exhibition halls and get acquainted with the history of sailing from Aboriginal times to the present day. Museum galleries include Navigators: Discovering Australia, Passengers: From Exiled Convicts to Refugees from Southeast Asia, Fleet: Guarding Australia, Australia - USA: Bound by Sea and others. Here you can also learn the history of the appearance of the first lighthouses on the continent, for example, the Cape Bowling lighthouse.
On the pier you can see a real flotilla of ships and boats: here is the Krayt, built in the 1920s and used by the Special Forces during the Second World War; "Carpentaria" - a floating lighthouse built in 1917; former ships of the Royal Australian Navy - Submarine Onslow (1968), destroyer Vampire (1956), patrol ship Progress (1968); as well as the merchant ship "James Craig" (1874) and the model of the famous "Endeavor", on which James Cook himself sailed.
Other famous exhibits of the museum: the boat "Spirit of Australia", which holds the world speed record of 511.11 km / h, and the doubles "Barcelona", which won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Barcelona.
Interestingly, a significant part of the museum's exhibits is dedicated to the history of whaling in Australia.
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